29 December 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged churches in the Country to follow strictly the COVID-19 protocols and other directives by State Governments as they prepare for the crossover night services.
This is contained in a statement signed by the President of CAN, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle
This he said would prevent the spread of the infection.
“There is no sacrifice that is too much in order to put an end to the pandemic once and for all. One thing that is certain is that, the end of COVID-19 is here at last in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ” the CAN President added.
It also expresses concern that some State Governments placed total ban on crossover night services adding that CAN is not happy that christians wont be able to enter into the new year prayerfully in joint fellowship with one another.
It advises that, where the Government places an embargo on the Crossover Night service, churches may meet earlier to praise and give God praises for the gift of life despite the pandemic and to place their requests for 2021 before God.
In those States , services should close at 10:30pm or latest 11:00pm to enable worshippers to return home on time.
“It is a passing phase and this too shall pass away in Jesus Name. Very soon, the pandemic will become history and we will return to our usual routine services in Jesus’ Name”
“We appeal to all State Governments to be relating with the leadership of CAN under their watches for understanding and support on their directives. We are partners in progress and development of the Country.
“We also call on Local Government authorities to enforce the COVID-19 protocols in markets and in the transport sector”.